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Step 6: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the leopard's body.
Step 7: Draw four lines under the leopard's body as guides for the legs. Don't draw the lines too long, and bend them to indicate where this big cat's leg joints will be.
Step 8: Draw a long, curved line on the left side as a guide for the leopard's tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 9: Lightly sketch the leopard's eyes inside the head using the lines as guides for placement. Darken the outline for the eyes once you get the placement and shape right. The shape of the eyes should be similar to little footballs. Add a couple of small lines inside the shapes for the actual eyeballs. Draw a tiny dot in the middle of each eye for the leopard's pupils. Shade in the rest of the eyes or the irises. Leave a tiny circle unshaded to represent the glare in the eyes. When shading, use a value that's lighter than the pupils. Add some detail by drawing some quick, short strokes around the leopard's eyes for a furry look.